Harsh Vardhan issued the National Digital Health Plan

New Delhi: Minister of Health dr. Harsh Vardhan has published a report of the National Digital Health Plan (NDHB) in the public domain for the contributions of various stakeholders here today.
Speaking at that occasion, the Union’s health minister said the government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was dedicated to ensuring high-quality health care available to everyone until the last mile.
“Digital health interventions are accelerating this transformation and have huge potential to support universal health care (UHC). India has everything that can help her achieve health for all, “he said.
He said that the National Digital Health Plan is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of reaching every individual in this country with services on their doorstep within the Digital India program.
The Union Health Minister urged all stakeholders to provide their valuable feedback and contribute to make this digital revolution in healthcare more inclusive and collaborative and help the government build a stronger nation as a collective effort.He further stated that the government is strongly committed to Universal Health Coverage (UHC). He noted that the rapid transformation in the provision of health services in today’s world is well known to all, and the way we know that health care is delivered and which approach is ready to change for the better.
“Digital health interventions are accelerating this transformation and have huge potential to support universal health coverage,” said Harsh Vardhan.
Emphasizing the integration of various digital health services, Harsh Vardhan said that an hour is needed to create an ecosystem that can integrate existing health information systems and show a clear path for upcoming programs to ensure the interoperability of the electronic health record (EHR).
“We have traced the history by launching Ayushman Bharat Yojana, who has been operating on a robust IT platform. Other IT-supported schemes, such as Reproductive Child Healthcare, NIKSHAY etc., also benefit patients at the right time with the right provision of services. There is a need to ensure convergence through these IT systems to monitor and provide health services in a powerful and efficient way. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health has launched efforts towards a comprehensive, national integrated eHealth system within the National Digital Health Plan, “he said.
NDHB’s vision is to create a national digital health eco-system that supports universal health coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, accessible, timely and secure way, by providing a wide range of data, information and infrastructure services, with appropriate use of open, interoperable, digital systems on standards and ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of personal data related to health.
The report can be accessed at www.mohfw.gov.in in order to receive feedback / inputs / comments from all stakeholders. This will be available for three weeks.

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